Prep Baseball Report

Best Tools: Uncommitted 2017 Catchers

By Jacob Gill
Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Scouting

As we reach the midpoint of the fall season with the NCAA signing period less than two months away, we will highlight a group of the top uncommitted prospects in the senior class this week.  We begin today with catchers.

Best Hitting Prospect: Austin Mueller, Parkland

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound switch-hitter led perennial power Parkland in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage as a junior, while also drawing 13 walks against only four strikeouts. He repeats his swing from both sides of the plate and has shown solid gap power.

Best Defensive Prospect: Nick Campana, Downingtown West

Campana has shown well defensively during multiple viewings over the past year. While managing a talented Whippets staff this past spring, the 6-foot, 185-pounder received well, provided a soft wall when blocking, and flashed between innings pop times of 2.06-2.19 with an accurate arm.

Best Power Prospect & Best Arm Strength: Tyler Peters, Lancaster Catholic

Peters has a tool set that would stack up well at any position. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound right-handed hitter has over-the-fence power potential, having flashed 95 mph exit velocity and shown an ability to tap into it in game action with a pinch-hit, walk-off bomb during the Pennsylvania Travel Baseball State Championships. He is still a work in progress defensively, but routinely shows 80-plus mph arm strength from the crouch with workout pop times as low as 2.00 and in-game pops at 2.09.

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